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Headboard for Your Bed 



Written By: Wyllim 



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PARTS: 


• Drop saw (1) 


• 12mm thick MDF(1) 


Table saw. skill or cut off (1) 


• Screws (1) 


hand electric drill (1) 


• Paint (1) 



SUMMARY 

Hi! This easy-to-follow guide will show you a really fun and easy way to create a new 
headboard for your bed. 



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Step 1 — Headboard for Your Bed 






• To begin the headboard start by getting 3 pieces of MDF at 1.3 meters by 30 cm. These 
three will be the sides and inner shelf for the headboard. 

• The fourth piece is 1 .2 meters by 1 .3. This is the the front of the headboard where the bed 
rests against. 

• The fifth and final piece of MDF that you need is 1 .4 meters by 40cm. This is the top of the 
headboard and has room for you to place books or other things. 

• The sheet is 2.4 by 1 .2 meters and can be cut into 4 pieces for the headboard. 



Step 2 






• The good thing about my local hardware store is that they cut the pieces of wood for you 
and this made our job a lot easier. If you cannot get it pre-cut then you can just follow the 
measurments listed earlier and then carry on. 

• Building the headboard is very easy when you're at this part. MDF needs to be pre-drilled 
like any other wood before screwing it together, so always drill a hole first and then screw 
it together. 



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Step 3 






• Making the sides is easy. Simply screwing them together and using some PVA makes a 
very strong hold. 

• I cut out a 90cm by 30cm hole in the largest piece of MDF about 15cm from the top. This 
was so the inside shelf could have things like my laptop, a light and other items in it if I 
wanted. 

• The hole can be cut out using a jigsaw or simply by hand, and the piece that you cut out 
can be used for the shelf's sides. These can be cut later. 



Step 4 






• The next step that I did was to create two holes for the speakers that I was going to put in 
the headboard. I basically just measured around the speakers and then built boxes out of 
MDF to hold them in place. 

• After building the boxes it's a good idea to drill holes in the back for wires to go through. 



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Step 5 






• Filling the holes is another process that can be done to make the headboard look better. 
Use some bog or filler to fill the holes from the screws. 

• Applying an undercoat of paint is best when painting MDF. Then apply 2 coats of paint of 
your choice. This makes a nice finish to the headboard. 

Step 6 




• Let the paint dry and put what you want on the headboard. The shelf in the center is really 
good for holding things like a laptop or a lamp. 



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